Trainer James Cummings predicts that his two year old Hallowed Crown will be a carnival horse of the future after scoring an effortless win in the Group 3 $200,000 Widden Kindergarten Stakes (1100m) at Randwick today.
Hallowed Crown ($12) made it two wins from two starts and looked comfortable on the heavy 9 track as he ran away to score a one and a quarter lengths over Washington Heights ($7.50) and Klammer ($7.50).
James Cummings, who trains in partnership with his legendary grandfather Bart Cummings, predicts a bright future for the Street Sense colt and can’t see way he won’t figure prominently in the major racing carnivals in the future.
“This horse will be a real carnival horse for the next few years to come, I think,” James Cummings said.
“He won on debut here two and a half weeks ago. We had a long range plan from then to come to the Kindergarten and doubted ourselves ever since but he keeps improving,”
“This horse keeps improving from one challenge to the next. He worked terrific here Tuesday morning.”
“You come here today with a horse that has just absorbed the pressure here today.”
Winning rider Christian Reith had settled Hallowed Crown back in the second half of the field as he did when the colt won on debut on the Kensington track at Randwick on March 26.
Reith then let Hallowed Crown stride to the front at the 300m and had the race under control at that point.
Race favourite Donelle ($4) from the Gai Waterhouse stable travelled just behind the speed and plugged away in the straight to finish fourth.
The race was marred by the breakdown of I Am Snippety ($9) who led the field into the straight and was quickly pulled up by jockey Winona Costin.